Hi, and welcome to our second edition of C-Kers online. We have another edition of some of the stuff we would have been doing at C-Kers after Easter, so get ready for some craft, a story and a great trick from Shaun.
The story this week is about the prophet Elijah who was running from King Ahab who had threatened to kill him after he had been told that God was going to cause a long drought in the land because of the king’s worship of idols. After spending a while in a ravine east of Jordan where God sent ravens to feed him, God told Elijah to go to a town called Zarephath in the district called Sidon, north of the Kingdom of Israel and stay with a widow and her son. Here’s the story on video – we’ve no idea what the robot is doing – he wasn’t in the story!
Elijah trusted God and found that God helped him in a very difficult situation. He also discovered that God could use him to bless other people and show how gread God was. That didn’t just involve an unliited supply of bread, but also in God’s power, Elijah raise her son from the dead! You can read the full story in 1 Kings 17:1-24.
Messy Craft – Bread Clay
What you need … – 1 slice of white bread. – 1 tablespoons of glue. – ½ teaspoon of washing up liquid. – Bowl and spoon – (optional) Lemon Juice and coloured paint – (optional) cocktail stick and string/ribbon What to do …
Remove the crusts from a slice of white bread.
Rub the bread in your hand over a bowl to make breadcrumbs.
Add the glue to the bread a little at a time while mixing with a spoon.
Add a drop of washing up liquid to soften and preserve the clay.
(optional) For a nice smell, add a drop of lemon juice.
(optional) For coloured clay, knead a few drops of paint into the clay.
Mix together with your hands to form a ball of dough.
Make into the shape of bread.
(optional) For a Keyring or Necklace make a hole using a cocktail stick.
Leave to dry for a few days.
(optional) thread string/ribbon through the hole to make a Keyring or Necklace.
You can also print out and fill out the worksheets below.
Hi and welcome to C-Kers online. We hope you’re not getting too bored – it’s been 10 weeks that we’ve been stuck at home now. If you’re looking for something to do, why not try some of the crafts and stuff that we would have done at C-kers over the last few weeks? We’ll add some more editions in the coming weeks. Before we start, let’s get a message from one of our Wednesday C-Kers favourites: Scruffy.
Each week, we’re going to have a look at some of the stuff that we would have done at Wednesday C-Kers and have a go at both the craft and puzzles, as well as listen to the story. So off we go with the story!
We are going to do crafts each week on C-Kers Online. So have a look at the sheet below and see if you can make the spinner. There’s an instruction sheet and the spinner template. You’ll need to ask for some extra bits and pieces, then off you go! You’ll also need access to a printer to do all these activities. They will all download in a form you can print off.
The words on the spinner come from the Bible in Colossians 1:16 “For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.” The Bible is talking here about Jesus and there is a mini-book below which you can make up which will tell you more about this.
great news is that,
we started, five of
our clients have become debt
and we have five more clients we are
their journey to become debt
the last few months
have been challenging times for us. First CAP
Head Office made the very
difficult decision to stop taking new clients in August so they
address the large
backlog of cases and enquiries, review how
they work and change to be less “work-driven” and more “God-driven”.
They resumed taking
in February but within weeks
home visit appointments with clients were stopped
by the Government
Head Office were
to quickly develop
a new system for
telephone appointments for existing clients
and have recently resumed taking calls from NEW CLIENTS to arrange
appointments. So, the GOOD
NEWS is that we are
back in business offering a full service, even if
it has to be only
by telephone for the time being.
CAP Money Course
had two CAP Money courses scheduled –
2 afternoon sessions at The Laydens, and 3
evening sessions at White Gables
Care Home Stanley Road. Sadly, these have
to be postponed. The course at White Gables will be the
3rd course we
have run there, many
Alison for making us
welcome and offering a
non-church venue to encourage
more attendees. We wanted to
offer the afternoon sessions at The Laydens
to hopefully attract mums, dads and carers who cannot get
to our evening sessions.
We have also
been working with
Warren Hill Prison
to run CAP Money Courses
for prisoners about to be released. We have built
a good relationship with the Warren
staff and we were able to
present the first session of the
five prisoners participated. Unfortunately, we were unable to
the second session because the lockdown had
We now have
CAP Money Course Coaches
trained and we are
to sharing with many
people of Felixstowe ways to manage their money and
budget better once normal
service can be
Some of the Money Coaches already offer
one to one support
at St Phillips, St Peters &
Paul & Christchurch
Up Shops. If you
know of anyone who would benefit
from attending a CAP Money Course hold them
prayers and contact
your church representative or myself
Carolyn Jones, St Marys Walton Representative, on 07900882582.
The Lockdown has
people worried, anxious and struggling with debt and money
concerns. The debt
counselling service is now available so if you
anyone in debt please encourage them to call
CAP on 08003280006. New
dates for CAP Money Course courses will
be on The CAP website with posters and information sent via
church newsletters and e-mails.
Currently we need:
someone to train as a debt coach to work alongside Rick our debt centre manager and
more befrienders who can walk alongside a client on their path to become debt free and
For the five Existing Clients, that they will continue to be able to live within their budget and work with CAP
For NEW Clients: that some of the many people in debt will have the confidence to make contact
For Rick (as Debt Coach): that he can understand and complete the necessary training to be able to competently guide clients through the radically changed interview processes required to enable them to work with CAP.
For the Befrienders: that they can continue to assist their existing clients and that we can find ways to link them up with clients who are having only telephone appointments.
For one existing male client who “Rick happened to meet” on the day lock-down was announced who asked Rick “How do I become a Christian?”. The following day (despite lock-down) his befriender and Rick visited him at home and had the privilege of witnessing him pray to ask Jesus into his life. He continues to grow, and says life is totally different.